It was one of THOSE days.
The day before had been amazing. A day you go to bed so happy and then…….
….. you get up the following morning, which so happened to be a Monday-go figure, and BAM!
From the time that your feet hit, or don’t hit the ground, it’s a complete train wreck.
It started with a few small things and quickly moved on to an exhaustive three hour fight with a tech issue on the computer…the first of three tech issues to be exact. In order to do my job, this job, it needed to be fixed only I don’t have an IT dept. I also, barely know what I am doing.
The day continues with a couple of minor irritations.
AND if you are familiar with our situation, HERE, we have a lot of family dynamics plus he is a teen boy schooling from home. Let’s just say it was a tough day on this front.
Then, writing a deeply emotional post that brought a lot of sad feelings up.
On and on it went until my head hit the pillow.
I listed things in my head to see if I could pass the “Does this all justify a meltdown?” test. aka…. Does it hold up to other people’s nod of approval to be sad?
I tried to look at the bright side… I don’t have cancer. May family is alive and well.
So why was I still so sad?
And then I hear, comparison is the tool of the enemy.
Don’t we already know that?
We know it isn’t good to compare accomplishments and belongings? We know that when we look at only part of the story, we aren’t getting the full picture so……………
Why do we compare our pain/sorrow too?
Yes, perspective is important……. but so is dealing with our own feelings and hurts.
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My Heavenly Father said it’s okay dear one. Come and tell me how awful your day was. Sit with Me and let me comfort you.
Yes, there are times when He might use a parental nudge to get us out of a funk or self pity, but He is a caring and compassionate…a good, good Father.
He isn’t shocked or disappointed that we had a hard day….it’s a sinful world. He also knows our limitations and weaknesses…..OUR FULL STORY. It’s okay to share our pain with Him.
The next time you are tempted to push back your pain, and tell yourself it’s not as bad as so and so’s, remember your sadness does matter. Your Heavenly Father is there waiting to give you a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7), and He wants to care for you (1 Peter 5:7).
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